Recognition and Management of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course provides interactive learning experiences to explore the burden of pediatric anxiety disorders, signs and symptoms of anxiety in children/adolescents, and approaches to anxiety management in pediatric populations. Participants have multiple opportunities to engage in learning by viewing a TED Talk-style presentation, working with clinical cases and receiving immediate feedback, contributing to a discussion forum, and studying provided educational resources.

PRACTICE GAPS AND NEEDS

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problem in youth, affecting up to 20-30% of children and adolescents; and are associated with increased risk of depression, substance use, learning problems, suicide, and comorbid medical conditions. Despite this, only a quarter of all youth receive treatment for anxiety and other mental health disorders amidst a national shortage of pediatric mental health professionals. Given this, there is a critical need for effective collaboration among multidisciplinary professionals including school psychologists and social workers, nurses, primary care providers, and mental health clinicians in the early identification and treatment of anxiety disorders in youth. Many healthcare professionals who commonly interface with children and adolescents, including in schools and clinical settings, are uniquely poised to identify symptoms of anxiety, and provide first-line interventions, yet often lack training and knowledge in pediatric anxiety disorders to do so.   

    ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE 

    In addition to knowledge, this activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the ABMS/ACGME competencies of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communication skills. This activity also focuses on the interprofessional competencies of roles and responsibilities, and interprofessional communication. 

    Target Audience

    This activity is planned by an interprofessional team of faculty and is intended for school psychologists, school social workers, nurses, primary care clinicians, general psychiatrists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who provide care to pediatric patients.

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of participation in this course, participants will improve their ability to:

    1. Discuss burden of pediatric anxiety disorders in children.
    2. Recognize variations in the signs and  symptoms of pediatric anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder.
    3. Use interview techniques, and available screening and assessment tools to diagnose an anxiety disorder.
    4. Apply psychological, behavioral and pharmacological interventions to reduce anxiety in children.
    5. Effectively collaborate with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals in managing anxiety disorders in children.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 MOC: ABIM Medical Knowledge Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
      • 0.50 ANCC Pharmacotherapy Contact Hours
    • 1.00 APA CE Credits
    • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
      • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Registration opens: 
    10/12/2020
    Course expires: 
    10/11/2022
    Cost:
    $25.00
    Rating: 
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    Marcia Slattery, MD, MHSc
    Activity Chair

    Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
    Director, UW Anxiety Disorders Program
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Timothy Chybowski, MD
    Clinical Professor
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Gina Forte, MD
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Christy Olson, PhD
    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Jeremy Peacock, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Psychiatry
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    Marcy Weidkamp, APNP
    Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic
    American Family Children's Hospital
    Department of Pediatrics
    School of Medicine and Public Health
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    FACULTY DISCLOSURE

    It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during the educational activity. For this educational activity all conflicts of interests have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below:

    *The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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    Accreditation Statement

    Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit Designation Statements

    American Medical Association (AMA)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours, 0.5 of which is eligible for pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

    ASWB Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 live continuing education credits.

    Continuing Education Units

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education unit (CEUs) or 1 hour.

    Maintenance of Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 MOC: ABIM Medical Knowledge Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 MOC: ABP Lifelong Learning Points (Part II)
    • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
      • 0.50 ANCC Pharmacotherapy Contact Hours
    • 1.00 APA CE Credits
    • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
      • 1.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Price

    Cost:
    $25.00
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